Soon Chun Hyang University Medical Center
It was established in 1978 by founder Dr. SUH Succ-Jo based on the philosophy of Soon Chun Hyang of love for humanity and love of patients to create a home village for healing art following God’s will under the calling of “improvement in national health” and the motto of “sincerity,” “service,” and “research” in the 1970s when the medical standards of Korea were relatively poor.
Founder Dr. Suh Succ-Jo (1921-1999), was a leader who laid the foundation for the development of neuroscience in Korea and one of the most representative medical service providers. He graduated in 1946 from the School of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan and served as a medical doctor at the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University until 1949. After completing an internship at the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Cornell University and a residency program in Neurological Medicine at the Bellevue Hospital in New York, he worked at the College of Medicine, Yonsei University, the College of Medicine, Catholic University, Korea Hospital, and Paik Hospital. After that, he established Soon Chun Hyang Hospital in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul in 1974.
Since then, Soon Chun Hyang has made great strides including Education Foundation Dong-Eun Academy and Soon Chun Hyang College of Medicine with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Nursing Science in 1978, four years after the opening of current Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Seoul.